Why don’t we advertise medication brands?

All prescribed medications used and sold within Australia are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is a government run regulatory body. In Australia is it illegal to advertise prescription medications. The reasoning behind this is to prevent a person believing that they require a specific medication or brand due to external factors, and not through undergoing a proper medical consultation. If you do want specific information on medication used we can provide this, but only after it has been prescribed. It is also worth mentioning that other countries have differing rules on this matter, so it’s possible that you may have heard of specific brands being openly mentioned.

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